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5 Makeup Trends That Need To Stop ASAP

Have you ever seen a makeup trend that you think needs to end? We’re counting down five of the most over-used trends which celebrities have tried, YouTube guru’s are overdoing, and those that should just never see the light of day.

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Contouring

While contouring is wildly popular, it’s often quite difficult to get it right. We say you should leave that technique to the professional makeup artists who blend the colours seamlessly without resulting in a shade which is too dark (or too light for your natural skin tone).

5 Makeup Trends That Need To Stop ASAP

Kylie Jenner lips

The ‘big lip’ look had it’s moment, now lets never mention it again. Even Kylie Jenner herself admitted to injecting her lips, so isn’t it finally time to stop over-drawing our lips? Anyway, taking more than 1 hour to get ready is completely overrated.

5 Makeup Trends That Need To Stop ASAP

Bronzing

While we’re all guilty of this one, matching your foundation to your fake tan is never really a good option. Why? Most women actually forget to blend it into their neck, decolletage and even behind their ears!

This means that your makeup actually looks quite patch, and doesn’t look natural at all. Always get matched by a professional who can identify if your skin is warm or cool toned.

5 Makeup Trends That Need To Stop ASAP

False lashes

Now, we’re not talking about individual lashes or the natural kind which actually look quite nice! It’s time to retire those false lashes with diamonds, thick bands and colours which are too heavy for most of our eyelids. If you want the illusion of bigger lashes, use a few corner strips on the side of your eyes.

5 Makeup Trends That Need To Stop ASAP

Statement brows

Put down that pomade and embrace the natural look! While filling in our eyebrows has become second nature, this trend has clearly gone OTT over the last year. Some clear gel, an eyebrow pencil, and a brow brush is really the only thing you need to tame those brows on a daily basis.

5 Makeup Trends That Need To Stop ASAP

Images via Makeup by Ariel, Kim Kardashian, Cao Cosmetics USA, Beautylish

May 18, 2015

How to Make Your Pout Look Fabulous

Get fit on the Net

Can’t be bothered going to the gym? Then jump straight onto your computer and burn off post-holiday flab with just a click of the mouse:www.getfittraining.com

This site literally has everything to do with diets and nutrition plus 24 hour access to a personal trainer.

www.learn-exercise-fitness.com

If you really want to burn some flab this is the site for you. It comes complete with images and exercises anywhere from belly dancing to hard-edge cardio.

www.turnstep.com

This is the best site if you don’t really enjoy aerobic classes with an instructor. Here you can do a step class without the crowd or ‘painful’ instructor.

www.yogasite.com

Perfect for the yoga addict. You can learn the dog pose or do the lotus. It has easy-to-follow pictures which make it fun and enjoyable while toning.

Perfect Pout

Whether you have thin lips, thick lips or ‘nothing’ lips, it is important to know how to make both your lips and lipsticks look fabulous.

Problem: Lips too thin

There are several ways to fix this problem. The first one is to give up matte lipsticks as they make your lips look smaller and smaller. The second is to wear lighter shades. If you do however want to wear a darker colour for night time make sure you spend a bit of time applying the pencil. Then apply a bit of gloss to the centre of your lips as this will definitely make them look bigger.

Problem: Lips to big

You have to give up glossy lipsticks as gloss immediately makes your mouth look bigger. Never wear a darker lip pencil with a light lipstick as it will draw attention to what you are trying to down play. To make your lips look smaller apply a lip pencil that is matching with your lipstick and draw it right on your natural lip line. Be careful not to be to extreme or you will be able to see the little ridge where the stain of your mouth is and it will look false.

Problem: ‘Nothing’ Lips

If you suffer from lips that are uneven then you have to balance them out by using a slightly deeper colour on the larger lip. You can also add a bit of gloss or shimmer to the smaller lip. If your lips are imbalanced from side to side, use the same method as enlarging finer lips.

January 28, 2002